Elmer, Steve

Steve Elmer, 2010CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 16.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Pianist Steve Elmer leads a swinging trio with Hide Tanaka (b) and Shingo Okudaira (d). The music was recorded at a live session at Cleopatra’s in New York June 2010. The music pops with bright solos all around. Elmer wrote all seven tunes, a fine set of modern jazz compositions with a lot of substance. You can feel the spirit of the “Little Bird”, “Five and Dime Blues” and “Wounded Heart”. No matter what the tempo is, the band swings! This is their third recording together and it is a charm.


Publicist: Steve Elmer